PROSPECTUS

MS/MPhil/PhD Programmes
FACULTY OF
ARABIC AND ISLAMIC STUDIES
SEMESTER: AUTUMN 2013
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Allama Iqbal Open Universit! Islamaba"
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#i$e%C&an$ell'r(s Messa)e
Dear St*"ent!
I welcome you to be a student of Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad. I myself feel
privileged to be the Vice!hancellor of AIOU which has proven itself, a prime institution
imparting education to the masses at their doorsteps and, from grassroot to "h.# level. It is a
matter of pride for Allama Iqbal Open University and the country itself that the name of AIOU
has been included in the list of $ega universities.
After its establishment in %&'( under an Act of "arliament as the 2nd Open University of the
world, the AIOU had to come across a lot of challenges in implementation of its open system of education which was almost
alien to the vast populace of the country. "roviding quality education to the masses at their doorsteps through nonformal
system of education in )eeping with the charter of the university was a herculean tas) indeed. *eginning with + courses and
&', students, the AIOU is now the largest University in the country with %2--. courses and about %.2 millions students.
/ith the developments in 0cience and Information 1echnology, new vistas of )nowledge have been opened and as a result,
demand for new programmes has increased manifold especially in the field of 0cience and 1echnology. 1o )eep pace with
changing scenario of the 2global village3, the AIOU has launched programmes of $."hil and "h.# in 4aculty of 5ducation,
4aculty of Arabic 6 Islamic 0tudies, 4aculty of 0ciences and 4aculty of 0ciences 6 7umanities 8details are given in the
ensuing pages9. :atest technologies of Internet and Video !onferencing have been e;tensively employed for interaction
among students, teachers and the administration. It may not be out of place to mention here that Video !onferencing,
mass<group 0$0, =adio and 1elevision programmes of AIOU have proved immensely helpful educational services to the
students. 1hus, the AIOU is the only university in "a)istan, which provides educational facilities to its vast number of students
on 1elevision, =adio, Video !onferencing and Online in addition to printed learning materials.
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"resent postgraduate student enrolment is about %,'+,---. ?ou would appreciate that it is more than the student enrolments of
all the Universities combined in the country. Atmosphere of the University is much female friendly. 7ence our female
enrolment is +'@ in general and '-@ in some specific areas. AIOU education is provided through its >' =egional Offices
spread from !hitral to Aarachi and Buetta to Aashmir.
Al7amdulillah, our retention of previous semester
students who continued to the ne;t semester has been
C(@ in 0emester 0pring 2-%> which is given in the
graphic form.
AIOU maintains high quality faculty at campus and in
regions. Appro;imately 2- young faculty members recently
completed their "h.#s at international and national
universities. $any more are hired from open mar)et to
provide top quality education. 1he university follows
guidelines of the 7igher 5ducation !ommission in letter
and spirit to provide accredited education to masses.
1he University has made a remar)able progress during the
recent years. Its infrastructure has been e;panded,
enrolment has been increased and technological services
have been improved. 0pecial progress has been seen in the
development of assets of the University during the recent
years. AIOU provides international quality education at very low cost and many students complete their education while staying at
their Dobs.
/e are sure you would prefer AIOU for your future education and career development and Doin the educational institution of
millions of other students.
/e wish you success.
+,r'-. Dr. Na/ir A&me" San)i0
#i$e C&an$ell'r
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1. ALLAMA I2BAL O,EN UNI#ERSITY
Allama Iqbal Open University, a $ega university was
established in %&'( under an Act of "arliament. 1he main
campus of the university is situated in sector 7C,
Islamabad. It was the second open university of the world
and the first of its )ind in Asia and Africa. 1he aim of
establishing AIOU was to provide affordable and
accessible education through distance learning at the door
steps to those people who could not continue their
education Dourney through formal system of education. 1he
University 8AIOU9 operates on semester system and admits
students in Autumn and 0pring semesters. Under graduate
admissions are offered in both the semesters whereas post
graduates are offered once a year. 1he enrolled students are
given course boo)s specially prepared by the university on
self instructional principles. 7owever at post graduate level
reprints of foreign boo)s, allied material with university
prepared study guides help students to polish their s)ills.
At present, the AIOU is offering programs from $atric to
"h# level in diverse disciplines comprises of four faculties.
1he university has established study centres across the
country, where distance education students are provided
necessary guidance by their respective tutors. $oreover,
the university has established full time study centres,
wherein the students of $*A 8I19, $*A 8*an)ing and
4inance9, *0 8!09, *.0c. 85ngineering9, etc. are being
provided instruction, guidance and counselling through
facetoface education. AIOU is offering four year under
graduate degrees.
Apart from curricular and e;tracurricular activities during
the academic year, the AIOU and its regional centres
actively participate in the cocurricular activities by
arranging educational and literary seminars, wor)shops and
conferences, attended not only by the students and faculties
of the university but also by the renowned dignitaries and
scholars. 4or the science students and research scholars, a
science comple; has been built where they use the latest
equipment of international standard for e;periments and
research. 1o meet the present day challenges internet facility
is also available in the studentEs hostel and the !entral
:ibrary where computers have been provided to enable
students to access latest information available through open
source databases.
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DIRECTORATE OF BOARD OF AD#ANCED
STUDIES AND RESEARC3
INTRODUCTION
It was felt that there is a dire need of a high level body li)e
other universities to strengthen and streamline the higher
education and research activities at AIOU, which are the bac)
bone of any university. In addition it is the responsibility of the
#irectorate to provide assistance to the departments interested
in initiating new research programs and proDects. 1he
#irectorate ensures equality and uniformity in $."hil<"h.# or
equivalent programs being offered by various departments of
the university and also process and finaliFe the cases of
$."hil<"h.# 8right from admission up to the recommendations
for award of degree9 effectively and timely.
OB4ECTI#ES
1he #irectorate of *oard of Advanced 0tudies and =esearch has
the following obDectivesG
8i9 1o consider and propose appropriate areas of $0<$."hil
level research to the departments for promotion of research.
8ii9 1o suggest<change in eligibility standard for candidateHs
admission to the $0<$."hil or "h.# programme in terms of
qualifications and professional e;perience as per prevailing
academic standards.
8iii9 1o conduct regular meeting of the *oard of Advanced 0tudies
and =esearch 8*A0=9 quarterly or at least biannually to
approve research proposals at $0<$."hil< "h.# level.
8iv9 1o approve the panel of names of research Advisers and
e;ternal evaluators and to revise<update the panels from
time to time.
8v9 1o perform such other functions as may be assigned to it by
the #irector *A0=.
FUNCTIONS OF T3E DIRECTORATE
i. #irectorate of *A0= will regulate and facilitate the
process of admission and evaluation of the $."hil<"h.#
programmes.
ii. 5nsure application of relevant University rules in all
departments offering $."hil<"h# or equivalent
programmes.
iii. !omplete theses evaluation process timely.
iv. #eal with hardship cases of the scholars of $."hil and
"h.# and ma)e appropriate recommendations for their
disposal.
v. 1o ma)e arrangements to reframe<amend rules, regulations
and procedures in the light of different directives of 75!
received here from time to time and proposals of AIOU
departments.
vi. 1o devise incentives such as financial grants to motivate
teachers for publication of boo)s and articles in impact
factor and other research Dournals.
vii. Advise the University Authorities on all matters
concerning promotion of research and publication of
selected researches on the recommendation of academic
departments of the University.
viii. "repare guidelines to maintain uniformity and quality in
formatting the research documents i.e. synopsis, thesis<
dissertation, articles of AIOU research Dournals etc.
i;. !orrespond with national and international agencies
offering scholarships and supporting research proDects.
;. !oordinate with 75! being a focal office in Advanced
0tudies 6 =esearch activities.
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FACULTY OF
ARABIC AND ISLAMIC STUDIES
INTRODUCTION5
1he 4aculty of Arabic 6 Islamic 0tudies started its functions
initially as Institute of Arabic and Islamic 0tudies comprising of
departments of Arabic and Islamic studies. :ater on the Institute
of Arabic and Islamic 0tudies was upgraded to the level of the
full fledge faculty in %&&& as required by AIOU Act %&'(.
OB4ECTI#ES OF T3E FACULTY
1he 4aculty was establishedG
%. 1o teach Islamic 0tudies from $atric to "h.# levels as per
contemporary requirements.
2. 1o teach Arabic language and literature from $atric to "h.#
levels as per contemporary needs.
>. 1o conduct advance research on the different aspects of
Islamic 0tudies, Islamic !ulture, Arabic :anguage,
:iterature and !iviliFation.
(. 1o protect Islamic 7eritage with the help of modern research
tools and techniques.
+. 1o play leading role in the interpretation of Islamic 1eachings,
according to the needs of contemporary "a)istani society.
,. 1o reconstruct Islamic 1hought and defending Islam and
Islamic identity of "a)istan at national and international
forums.
'. 1o prepare 0cholars of Islamic 0tudies who have the grasp
on the different issues of the Islamic 0tudies in general and
command over the different areas of specialiFation such as
Buran, 1afseer, 7adith, 4iqh, Islamic thought, 7istory,
!ulture, !iviliFation and $uslim languages particularly
Arabic language.
C. 1o establish a cadre of specialists and professionals e;perts in
different fields of Islamic 0tudies who can provide effective
leadership in guiding and conducting quality research in the
various disciplines of Islamic and Arabic 0tudies.
&. 1o provide opportunity of professional growth and
development to the scholars of Islamic studies in general and
in service personals in particular.
%-. 1o develop lin)age between different highly reputed
institutions of Islamic learning in general and institutions of
muslim world in particular.
%%. 1o create interfaith harmony and environment of dialogue
between Islamic and other civiliFations.
,ROS,ECTS OF T3E FACULTY
%. 4aculty is providing education of Arabic 6 Islamic 0tudies
to the large number of students.
2. 1he faculty has prepared a number of quality boo)s on the
different fields of Islamic 0tudies.
>. 1he faculty is able to produce high quality research wor) at
$."hil and "h.# levels with different specialiFations.
(. 1he faculty is regularly publishing its referred quality
research Dournal $uarfeIslami.
+. 0ome of the programs of the 4aculty are unique and not
offered in any other Institution of "a)istan e;cept AIOU
such as A11!, *.5d. Arabic, $.A Islamic 0tudies with
specialiFations.
,. $."hil Islamic 0tudies is a leading programme of the faculty
and it has gained good repute in scholarly circles of "a)istan.
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,RO6RAMMES OFFERED BY T3E FACULTY
OF ARABIC 7 ISLAMIC STUDIES
LIST OF T3E ,RO6RAMMES
%. "h.#. Islamic 0tudies
2. "h.# Islamic 0tudies 8with specialiFation of Buran 6 1afseer9
>. $."hil Islamic 0tudies
(. $."hil Islamic 0tudies 8with specialiFation of Buran 6
1afseer
+. $."hil Arabic
,. $.A Islamic 0tudies with specialiFation in
i. Buran 6 1afseer
ii. 7adith 6 0eerah
iii. Islamic :aw 6 Iurisprudence
iv. Islamic 1hought, 7istory 6 !ulture
'. $.A Arabic :anguage and :iterature
C. #arseeJiFami "rogramme 8$atric to *.A9
Al shahada al0anavia alAama
Al shahada al0anavia alAhasa
Al shahada alAliya
&. *.5d.Arabic
%-. Arabic 1eachers 1raining !ourse 8A11!9
%%. Al:isan UlArabi
%2. Various !ourses of Islamic 0tudies from 00! to *.A
%>. Various !ourses of Arabic from 00! to *.A
DETAILS OF FACULTY%BASED
,RORAMME
M.,3IL ISLAMIC STUDIES ,RO6RAMME
8. ,ROFILE OF T3E ,RO6RAMME
1he faculty of Arabic 6 Islamic 0tudies is offering $."hil
Islamic studies. 1his programme was started in %&C'. 1his is the
most important 6 significant programme offered by the faculty
of Arabic 6 Islamic 0tudies AIOU. 1his programme is reputed
as one of the best programmes in public sector universities of
"a)istan. 1he graduates with $."hil Islamic 0tudies degree from
AIOU are serving on important academic 6 administrative post
in the colleges 6 Universities of "a)istan as well in the foreign
countries. 5ach year hundreds of candidates are applying for
admission and only few candidates are getting admission who
fulfill the requirements of the admission criteria. 1he $."hil
students are required to complete specific course wor) 6
research wor) under the supervision of a highly qualified
supervisor. 1his programme required 2 to + yearHs time for
completion. 1he faculty has the opportunity to hire the e;pertise
of supervisors from almost all"a)istani public sector
universities. 1he students are completing course wor) with
qualified tutors. 1his programme is designed to carry out
research in different fields of Islamic 0tudies so that new
dimension of understanding of Islam can be discovered. 1his
programme provides to the scholars an opportunity of e;ercising
independent critical Dudgement through the research s)ills for the
service of Islamic 6 $uslim communities.
1. AIMS 7 OB4ECTI#ES OF M.,3IL ISLAMIC STUDIES
1he $."hil Islamic 0tudies is aimed toG
 "repare scholars of research aptitude who can analyFe the
facts in the light of Islamic research principles.
 5nhance the s)ill of research and create better understanding
of Islam and contemporary challenges faced by the $uslim
Ummah.
 "rovide opportunity of learning the methods of use of basic
Islamic 0ources for the purpose of IslamiFation of
contemporary )nowledge and laws.
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 "repare scholars who have a grasp of Islamic 0tudies in general and
a command over the area of specialiFation in particular.
 5stablish a cadre of specialists and professionals in different
fields of Islamic 0tudies, who can conduct quality research
in various disciplines of Islam. "rovide opportunities of
professional growth and development to scholars in general
and inservice personnel in particular.
9. ELI6IBILITY FOR ADMISSION
!andidates having $.A Islamic 0tudies or equivalent degree
with minimum second division 8in both $.A Islamic 0tudies 6
*.A9 alongwith already pass certificate of KA1 Keneral test by
J10 can apply for the admission in $."hil. 8!andidates having
first division in $.A Islamic 0tudies 6 >
rd
#ivision in *.A are
also eligible to apply9 7owever, preference will be given to
those candidates who have passed all degrees with first division.
 A significant weightage is given to the research thesis
written for $.A Islamic 0tudies.
 5;pertise in Arabic language and 7ifFeBuran is also
considered e;tra qualification.
 Intermediate and above teaching e;perience in any
recogniFed college<institutions is also given due weightage
in admission criteria.
 "ublished research papers in approved research Dournals are
also considered in admission criteria.
 T&e )ra"*ates '- a 3EC(s appr've" :a-aq ;it& t&e
"e)ree '- Al S&a&"at Al%Almia $an als' appl -'r
a"missi'n b*t t&e m*st &ave B.A -r'm an re$')ni/e"
*niversit 7 Interme"iate an" SSC -r'm an re$')ni/e"
Se$'n"ar an" Interme"iate B'ar".
<. ,ROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION
1he Admission in $."hil Islamic 0tudies is offered in Autumn
0emester each year. 1he admission is announced in Jational and
=egional newspapers each year. "rospectus can be obtained from
$ain !ampus of AIOU, 7C Islamabad or from all =egional
!ampuses. 1he applications are received in the department of
Islamic thought, 7istory and !ulture, 4aculty of Arabic 6
Islamic 0tudies *loc) Jo. %2, AIOU 7C, Islamabad. All
applications are evaluated on the basis of approved criteria.
!andidate is required to pass Kat Keneral which is a pre
requisite for admission. #etails of K=5 Keneral 1est are
available on web www.nts.org.p) . All candidates are advised to
visit the website of J10 for further information and model
question papers. A departmental test<subDect test will be arranged
for the eligible candidates. 1he admission is confirmed after
passing the subDect test<interview 6 depositing of admission fee.
.
=. SC3EDULE OF DE,ARTMENTAL TEST> INTER#IE:5
1he departmental 1est for admission and Interview of candidates
8who fulfill the admission criteria for $."hil Islamic 0tudies as
mentioned at earlier will be held at AIOU $ain !ampus 7C,
Islamabad as per following detailsG
Sr.? Event Date 7 Da Time ,la$e
%.
/ritten
1est for
Admission
%2
th
August 2-%>
$onday
-CG>- am
Iinnah<:iaqat
7all, AIO 7C,
Islamabd
2.
#isplay of
=esult for
written test
LdoL
After
-(G-- pm
Jotice *oard
*loc) Jo.%2,
4<O AI0, AIOU
>. Interview
%>
th
August 2-%>
1uesday
-&G>- am
4aculty of AI0,
*loc) Jo.%2, 7
C, AIOU, I0*
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1he eligible candidates are required to bring alongwith them all
original educational documents<degrees<thesis<research paper<
e;perience certificate 8if any9 6 the KA1 8Keneral9 pass
certificate 8with clear indication of its validity9 for verification.
!andidates are advised to provide attested copy of any of the
testimonial that was not attached with the application from
positively for verification<identification.
N'te5 !andidates will not be allowed to sit in the /ritten 1est
without showing, valid KA1. Keneral "ass certificate and
I.#. !ard. Jo 1A<#A is admissible for 1est 6 Interview.

@. IM,ORTANT NOTICE5
%. 1he above mentioned dates are subDect to change, you are
advised to chec) the university website 8www.aiou.edu.p)9
before leaving for test<interview to chec) any possible
change to the schedule.
2. N' $all letters ;ill be sent t' t&e $an"i"ates -'r Test>
Intervie;.
A. SC3EME OF STUDIES5
S.
N'.
Name '-
,r')ramme
M. ,&il in Islami$ St*"ies
%. #uration !ourse wor) 1wo 0emesters
=esearch wor)<1hesis 1wo 0emesters
2. !redit As per AIOU<75! rules 6 =egulations
>. $edium of
Instruction
8i9 Urdu 8ii9 5nglish 8iii9 Arabic
(. =esearch
wor)
i9 1he research wor) must be distinct
contribution to )nowledge and afford
evidence to originality, shown either by the
discovery of new facts or by the e;ercise of
independent critical Dudgment.
ii9 1he student will be required to observe the
guidelines regarding format, writing,
referencing, paper and other related matters as
approved hrs in AIOU rules 6 regulations.
+. /or)shops i9 One wee) wor)shop for each > credit hrs in
each semester
ii9 1wo wee) synopsis orientation wor)shop at the
start of research wor) after the completion of
course wor).
,. !omponents
of $."hil
Islamic
0tudies
!ourse /or)
Sr.
N'.
C'mp'nent :ei)&ta)e
%. Assignments 2- @
2. 4ace to face teaching
in shape of wor)shops
%- @
>. 4inal e;amination '- @
B. DETAIL OF COURSES
Semester
Sr.
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C'*rse Title C'"e
Cre"it
3rs
C'mp'nents '-
$'*rse
8
st
Semester
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=esearch
$ethodology MI
+'C% ->
5ach course includes
following components
%. 1wo assignments
based on distance
learning
2. One /ee)
wor)shop
>. 4inal 5;amination
2.
=esearch
$ethodology MII
+'C2 ->
>.
$ethods of
=esearch in
IslamI
+'C> ->
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$ethods of
=esearch in
IslamII
+'C( ->
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n"
Semester
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Applied
=esearchI
+'C+ ->
do
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Applied
=esearchII
+'C, ->
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=esearch
/ritingI
+'C' ->
C.
=esearch
/ritingII
+'CC ->
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7 <
t&
Semester
&. 1hesis '%, %2 do
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C. FEE STRUCTURE
1he fee structure of $."hil Islamic 0tudies is as underG
Sr. ? Nat*re '- Fee Am'*nt Des$ripti'n
% Admission fee =s.%---<
1his fee will be paid with
the fee of first semester
2
=egistration
fee
=s.2--<
Once at the time of
Admission
>
1uition fee for
%2 credit
hours course.
=s.&2,-<
A 0tudent can ta)e %2
credit hrs in one semester
(
1hesis 4ee %2
!redits hours
=s.%C((-<
1his fee is received in two
installments
+
1hesis
5valuation
4ee
=s.('2-<
1his fee will be paid at the
time of submission of thesis
8D. 3O: TO A,,LY FOR ADMISSION
1he candidates who are interested in admission should follow
following directionsG
%. "lease read the prospectus carefully.
2. 4ill all columns of Application 4orm carefully and do not
leave any column incomplete.
>. 4i; your photo at the place provided for that purpose.
(. Attach following documents with the Application 4orm
i. Attested copy of I.# !ard
ii. Attested copy of #omicile !ertificate
iii. Attested copy of $atric 800!9 !ertificate
iv. Attested copy of Intermediate 84.A9 !ertificate
v. Attested copy of *.A #egree and result !ards
vi. Attested copy of $.A #egree and result !ards
vii. Attested copy of Al0hada AlAlmiya and result !ards
8if any9
viii. "ass 6 Valid certificate of KA1 Keneral
i;. Attested copy of any proof of Arabic<5nglish proficiency
;. !opy of 7ifF !ertificate 8If any9
;i. !ertificate of =esearch at $.A :evel 8if any9
;ii. Any other document you li)e to attach in support of
your qualification
;iii. !opy of published research papers 8if any9
4or clarification about academic matters please contact on the
following addressG
#r. $ohyuddin 7ashimi,
"rogramme !oordinator, $."hil Islamic 0tudies,
#epartment of Islamic 1hought, 7istory 6 !ulture
Allama Iqbal Open University,
*loc) Jo.%2, =oom Jo.%%-,
0ector 7C, Islamabad.
"hone Jo. -+%&-+'2+%&-+''C'
5mailG naeem.qaFi%&'CNgmail.com
N'te5 A"missi'n -'rm $'mplete in all respe$t m*st be sent 'n
t&e -'ll';in) a""ress5
#irectorate of *A0=
=oom O %-+%-,, "roDect #irectorate *uilding
Allama Iqbal Open University, 7C, Islamabad.
"hG -+%&-+''&(, &-+',C&
5mailG basrNaiou.edu.p)
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,&.D ISLAMIC STUDIES +M.,&il Base"0
,RO6RAMME
8. ,ROFILE OF T3E ,RO6RAMME
1he 4aculty of Arabic 6 Islamic 0tudies is offering "h.# Islamic
0tudies since last ten years. At present the 4aculty is offering
$."hil based "h.# 6 $."hil :eading to "h.#. 1he "h.#
students are required to complete specific course wor) 6
research wor) under the supervision of a qualified supervisor.
1his programme required > to + years time for completion. 1he
4aculty has the opportunity to hire the e;pertise of supervisors
from almost all "a)istani public sector universities. 1he students
are completing research wor) under domestic supervisors
however the degree is awarded after the evaluation of the thesis
by three foreign e;perts from technological advanced countries
as required by 75!. 1his programme is designed to carry out
research in different fields of Islamic 0tudies so that new aspects
can be discovered 6 students can e;ercise independent critical
Dudgment through the research s)ills for the service of Islamic 6
$uslim communities.
1. AIMS 7 OB4ECTI#ES OF ,3.D ISLAMIC STUDIES
1he "h.# Islamic 0tudies aimed toG
 "repare scholars who have a grasp of Islamic 0tudies in general
and command over the areas of specialiFation in particular.
 5stablish a cadre of specialists and professionals in different
fields of Islamic 0tudies who can provide effective
leadership in guiding and conducting quality research in
various disciplines of Islamic 0tudies.
 "rovide opportunities of professional growth and
development to scholars in general and inservice personnel
in particular.
ELI6IBILITY FOR ADMISSION
 $."hil Islamic 0tudies or equivalent from any recogniFed
university in first division or !K"A >.--.
 Already passed K=5 in the subDect by J10.
 #epartmental 1est Interview by the "h.#. Admission
!ommittee
<. ,ROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION
1he Admission in "h.# "rogram usually advertised in autumn
semester each year. 1he admission is announced in almost all
national and important regional newspapers each year.
"rospectus can be obtained from $ain !ampus of AIOU, 7C
Islamabad or from any regional campuses. 1he applications
processed by the 4aculty of Arabic 6 Islamic 0tudies *loc)%2,
AIOU 7C, Islamabad. All applications will be evaluated on the
basis of the *oard of Advance 0tudies 6 =esearch 8*A0=9Hs
approved criteria. 0hort listed candidates will be called for
#epartmental test and interview. 1he admission will confirmed
after depositing of admission fee.
SC3EME OF STUDIES
Sr.
N'.
Name '-
,r')ram
,&.D in Islami$ St*"ies
%. #uration $a;imum 4ive years
2. $edium of
Instruction
8i9 Urdu 8ii9 5nglish 8iii9 Arabic
>. !ourse /or) %C !7 course wor)
(. =esearch
wor)
1he thesis of "h.# must be distinct
contribution to )nowledge and afford
evidence to originality, shown either by
the discovery of new facts or by the
e;ercise of independent critical Dudgment.
%(
+. /or)shop 8i9 One wee) wor)shop for each > credit
hrs course.
ii9 1wo wee) synopsis wor)shop after
completion of course wor) 6 passing
comprehensive e;am.
,. 5valuation As per recent amendments in AIOU rules
6 regulations, a "h.# thesis is necessary
to be sent for evaluation to three foreign
e;perts from technological advanced
countries.
'. "re =equisite
of viva voce
of "h.#
Islamic
0tudies
Unconditional approval from atleast two
foreign e;perts.
"ublication<Acceptance of research paper
in 75! recogniFed research Dournal.
C. !omponents
of !ourse
wor)
%. Assignments
2. 4ace to 4ace teaching in shape of
wor)shop
>. $id1erm 5;am
(. 4inal 5;amination
+. !omprehensive 5;am
=. Details '- C'*rse :'rE ,&.D
Semester Sr.? C'*rse Title
C'*rse
C'"e
Cre"it
3'*rs
8
st
Semester
%
$ethodologies of
=esearch in Islamic
0tudies
,'2% ->
2
!otemporary 1rends in
1afseer
,'22 ->
>
$ethodological 0tudy of
0ources of 7adith 6
Uloom al7adith
,'2> ->
1
n"
Semester
(
$ethodologies of 0eerat
Jegari
,'2( ->
+
Usooli 1heories of
Islamic :aw
,'2+ ->
,
Introduction to
!ontemporary $uslim
1hin)ers 6 1heir
1houghts
,'2, ->
9
r"
7
<rt&
Semester
' 1hesis '%-
@. FEE STRUCTURE
1he fee structure of "h.# Islamic 0tudies is as underG
Sr
N'.
Nat*re '-
Fee
Am'*nt Des$ripti'n
%
Admission
fee
=s.2(--<
1his fee will be paid with
the fee of first semester
2 =egistration
fee
=s.2(--<
Once at the time of
Admission
> 1uition fee
for > credit
7our !ourse
=s.,C2-<
A student can ta)e three
courses 8> credit hour course
each9 in one semester
( 0tudent I.#
card
=s.%--< Once
+ :ibrary
=s.'--<
"er 0emester
, !aution
$oney
=s.2---<
=efundable
' "h.#. 1hesis
5valuation
4ee
=s.>2-+-<
1his fee will be submitted at
the time of submission of
"h.# 1hesis
%+
A. 3EC A,,RO#ED SU,ER#ISOR IN T3E FACULTY
4ollowing 4aculty $ember are included in the 75!Hs list of
approved supervisors for "h.# Islamic 0tudies.
8. ,r'-. Dr. Ali As)&ar C&is&ti
!hairman, #epartment of 7adith 6 0eerah
AIOU,Islamabad.
1. Dr. Ab"*l 3amee" F&an Abbasi
!hairman #epartment of Buran 6 1afseer
AIOU, Islamabad
9. Dr. M'&*""in 3as&imi
"rogramme !oordinator,
$."hil Islamic 0tudies
#epartment of Islamic 1hought,
7istory and !ulture, AIOU
B. 3O: TO A,,LY FOR ADMISSION
1he candidates who are interested to get admission should
follow the following directionsG
%. "lease read the prospectus carefully
2. !omplete all columns of Application form carefully and do
not leave any column incomplete.
>. "aste your photo at the place provided for that purpose.
(. Attach following documents with the Application form
i. Attested copy of I.# !ard
ii. "ass 6 Valid certificate of KA1 0ubDect 8at least ,-@
mar)s9
ii. Attested copy of #omicile !ertificate
iii. Attested copy of 00! !ertificate
iv. Attested copy of Intermediate 84.A9 !ertificate
v. Attested copy of *.A #egree and =esult !ards
vi. Attested copy of $.A #egree and =esult !ards
vii. Attested copy of $."hil #egree and =esult !ards
viii. Attested copy of Al0hada AlAalmiya and result cards
i;. Attested copy of any proof of Arabic <5nglish
proficiency
;. !opy of 7ifF !ertificate 8If any9
;i. !ertificate of =esearch at $.A :evel 8if any9
;ii. Any other document you li)e to attach in support of
your qualification
;iii. !opy of published research papers 8if any9
4or clarification about academic matters please contact on the
following addressG
,r'-. Dr. Ali As)&ar C&is&ti
!hairman,
#epartment of 7adith and 0eerah
*loc) Jo.%2, Allama Iqbal Open University,
0ector 7C, Islamabad.
"hone Jo. -+%&2+--C(
5$ailG chishtisabriPaiouNyahoo.com
N'te5 A"missi'n -'rm $'mplete in all respe$t m*st be sent 'n
t&e -'ll';in) a""ress5
#irectorate of *A0=
=oom O %-+%-,, "roDect #irectorate *uilding
Allama Iqbal Open University, 7C, Islamabad.
"hG -+%&-+''&(, &-+',C&
5mailG basrNaiou.edu.p)
%,
RESEARC3 4OURNAL OF T3E FACULTY
1he faculty of Arabic 6 Islamic 0tudies is publishing biannual
referred research Dournal 8$aarifiIslami9. "rominent local as
well as foreign e;perts are included in its editorial board. 1he
Dournal has gained a good repute in the intellectual and research
circles in short period of time and has been selected as 75!
approved Iournal.
OB4ECTI#ES OF T3E 4OURNAL
%. "ublishing latest research on current issues of $uslim
Ummah in Arabic, 5nglish and Urdu :anguages.
2. *ringing into the )nowledge of the academics the researches
conducted in the 4aculty of Arabic 6 Islamic 0tudies for the
benefit of others )nowledge see)ers.
>. !reating harmony and e;pending culture of dialogue among
followers of different faiths.
DE,ARTMENTS OF T3E FACULTY OF
ARABIC AND ISLAMIC STUDIES
1he faculty of Arabic and Islamic 0tudies is divided into
following academic departments
%. #epartment of Buran and 1afseer
2. #epartment of 7adith and 0eerah
>. #epartment of 4iqh 8Islamic law and Iurisprudence9
(. #epartment of Islamic 1hought, 7istory and !ulture
+. #epartment of Arabic :anguage and :iterature
1he detailed introduction of the each department of the faculty is
as underG
8. DEA,ARTMENT OF 2URAN AND TAFSEER
1he #epartment of Buran and 1afseer was established in %&&& in
the 4aculty of Arabic and Islamic 0tudies to meet educational
needs of masses at various levels ranging from $etric to "h.#.
focusing on research based programs in the field of Buran and
1afseer. 1he #epartment started functioning with the
appointment of #r. Abdul 7ameed Ahan Abbasi as Assistant
"rofessor from %- 4ebruary 2--%. 4rom then, the #epartment is
presenting many valuable course boo)s and producing scholars
in the field of Islamic studies with specialiFation in Buran and
1afseer. At present, the #epartment has started $."hil 6 "h.#.
programs from autumn 2-%> and is producing 6 selecting
valuable boo)s and allied material for these research programs.
FACULTY MEMBERS
Sr.
N'
Name '- T&e
Fa$*lt
Member
Desi)nati'n 2*ali-i$ati'n
%. #r.Abdul
7ameed Ahan
Abassi
!hairman
"ost#oc, $alaysia
"h.# Islamic
0tudies8"unDab9
$."hil Islamic
0tudies8AIOU9
$.A. Usooludin
8$."hil Islamic
0tudies9, IIU, Islamabad
*.A. 87ons9, Usooludin
8$.A. Islamic 0tudies9,
IIU, Islamabad
%'
2. #r. 0ana Ullah
7ussain
:ecturer "h.# Islamic 0tudies
$."hil Islamic 0tudies
8AIOU9
$.A. Usooludin
8$."hil Islamic
0tudies9, IIU, Islamabad
*.A. 7onors Usooludin
8$.A. Islamic 0tudies9,
IIU, Islamabad
#ISION
1o built Islamic Ummah streamlined with the message of BurHan
by presenting BurHanic 0ciences according to the teachings and
visions of the holy "rophet $uhammad 80A/9.
OB4ECTI#ES
%. 1o teach Buran 6 1afseer as per contemporary requirements.
2. 1o play active role in correct interpretation of Buran and its
0ciences for the needs of society.
>. 1o prepare research scholars, equipped with all branches of
Buranic 0tudies.
(. 1o develop lin)age among different highly reputed national
and International institutions of Buran and 1afseer.
+. 1o conduct advance research on different aspects of Buranic
0ciences, e.g. thematic studies in the field.
,. 1o prepare quality 1e;t *oo)s and 0tudy Kuides in the field
of Buran and 1afseer from metric to "h# level.
'. 1o organiFe national and international wor)shops< seminars<
conferences about Buranic 0ciences.
FUTURE ,LANS
%. "lanning to launch a =esearch Iournal entitled 2Buranic
0tudies3.
2. "lanning to start Joncredit course entitled 2Buranic
Arabic3.
>. "lanning to start *.0 Islamic 0tudies, 0pecialiFation in
Buran 6 1afseer.
(. "lanning to launch "ostdoc in Buranic 0ciences with
collaboration of international institutions.
,RO6RAMES OFFERED BY T3E DE,ARTMENT
%. $.A Islamic 0tudies with specialiFation in BurHan 6
1afseer
2. $."hil Islamic 0tudies with specialiFation in BurHan 6
1afseer
>. "h.#. Islamic 0tudies with specialiFation in BurHan 6
1afseer
,ROFILE OF T3E ,RO6RAMMES
8. M.,3IL ISLAMIC STUDIES :IT3
S,ECIALIGATION IN 2URAN 7 TAFSEER
1he department of BurHan 6 1afseer is offering $."hil Islamic
studies with specialiFation in BurHan 6 1afseer. 1his programme
is newly started in Autumn 2-%>. 1he $."hil Islamic studies
with specialiFation in BurHan 6 1afseer students are required to
complete specific course wor) 6 research wor) under the
supervision of a highly qualified supervisor. 1his programme
required 2 to + yearHs time for completion. 1he department has
the opportunity to hire the e;pertise of supervisors from almost
all"a)istani public sector universities. 1he students are
completing course wor) with qualified tutors. 1his programme is
designed to carry out research in different fields of Buranic
0tudies so that new dimension of understanding of Islam can be
discovered with the guidance of BurHan. 1his programme
%C
provides to the scholars an opportunity of e;ercising independent
critical Dudgment through the research s)ills for the service of
Islamic 6 $uslim communities.
1. AIMS 7 OB4ECTI#ES OF M.,3IL ISLAMIC
STUDIES :IT3 S,ECIALIGATION IN 2UR(AN 7
TAFSEER
1he $."hil Islamic 0tudies with specialiFation in BurHan 6
1afseer is aimed toG
 5nhance the s)ill of research and create better understanding
of Islam and contemporary challenges faced by the $uslim
Ummah.
 "rovide opportunity of learning the methods of use of basic
Islamic 0ources for the purpose of IslamiFation of
contemporary )nowledge and laws.
 "repare scholars who have a grasp of Islamic studies in general and
a command over the area of specialiFation in BurHan 6 1afseer.
9. ELI6IBILITY FOR ADMISSION
!andidates having $.A Islamic 0tudies or equivalent degree
with minimum second division 8in both $.A Islamic 0tudies 6
*.A9 alongwith already pass certificate of KA1 Keneral test by
J10 can apply for the admission in $."hil. 8!andidates having
first division in $.A Islamic 0tudies 6 >
rd
#ivision in *.A are
also eligible to apply9 7owever, preference will be given to
those candidates who have passed all degrees with first division.
 A significant weightage is given to the research thesis
written for $.A Islamic 0tudies.
 5;pertise in Arabic language and 7ifFeBuran is also
considered e;tra qualification.
 Intermediate and above teaching e;perience in any
recogniFed college<institutions is also given due weightage
in admission criteria.
 "ublished research papers in approved research Dournals are
also considered in admission criteria.
 T&e )ra"*ates '- a 3EC(s appr've" :a-aq ;it& t&e
"e)ree '- Al S&a&"at Al%Almia $an als' appl -'r
a"missi'n b*t t&e m*st &ave B.A -r'm an re$')ni/e"
*niversit 7 Interme"iate an" SSC -r'm an re$')ni/e"
Se$'n"ar an" Interme"iate B'ar".
<. ,ROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION
1he Admission in $."hil Islamic 0tudies with specialiFation in
BurHan 6 1afseer is offered in Autumn 0emester each year. 1he
admission is announced in Jational and =egional newspapers
each year. "rospectus can be obtained from $ain !ampus of
AIOU, 7C Islamabad or from all =egional !ampuses. 1he
applications are received in the department of BurHan 6 1afseer,
4aculty of Arabic 6 Islamic 0tudies *loc) Jo. %2, AIOU 7C,
Islamabad. All applications are evaluated on the basis of
approved criteria. !andidate is required to pass KA1 Keneral
which is a prerequisite for admission. #etails of K=5 Keneral
1est are available on web www.nts.org.p) . All candidates are
advised to visit the website of J10 for further information and
model question papers. A departmental test<subDect test will be
arranged for the eligible candidates. 1he admission is confirmed
after passing the subDect test 6 depositing of admission fee.
=. IM,ORTANT DECISION5
%&
If a student did not present his<her thesis within appropriate
time<period, his<her thesis will not be accepted at any cost.
@. SC3EDULE OF DE,ARTMENTAL
TEST>INTER#IE:5
1he departmental 1est for admission and Interview of
candidates 8who fulfill the admission criteria for $."hil
Islamic 0tudies with specialiFation in BurHan 6 1afseer as
mentioned at earlier will be held at AIOU $ain !ampus
7C, Islamabad as per following detailsG
Sr.
?
Event
Date 7
Da
Time ,la$e
%.
/ritten
1est for
Admission
%&
th
August
2-%>
$onday
-CG>-
am
Iinnah<:iaqat 7all,
AIO 7C, Islamabd
2.
#isplay of
=esult for
written test
do
After
-(G--
pm
Jotice *oard *loc)
Jo.%2, 4<O AI0,
AIOU
>. Interview
2-
th
August
2-%>
1uesday
-&G>-
pm
4aculty of AI0,
*loc) Jo.%2,
7C, AIOU, I0*
1he eligible candidates are required to bring alongwith them all
original educational documents<degrees<thesis<research paper<
e;perience certificate 8if any9 6 the KA1 8Keneral9 pass
certificate 8with clear indication of its validity9 for verification.
!andidates are advised to provide attested copy of any of the
testimonial that was not attached with the application from
positively for verification<identification.
N'te5 !andidates will not be allowed to sit in the /ritten 1est
without showing, valid KA1. Keneral "ass certificate and
I.#. !ard. Jo 1A<#A is admissible for 1est 6 Interview.

A. IM,ORTANT NOTICE5
%. 1he above mentioned dates are subDect to change, you are
advised to chec) the university website 8www.aiou.edu.p)9
or contact on -+%&-+'C'-, &-+''C' and &2+-%,,, ->--
+2%C,'( before leaving for test<interview to chec) any
possible change to the schedule.
2. N' $all letters ;ill be sent t' t&e $an"i"ates -'r Test>
Intervie;.
B. SC3EME OF STUDIES5
S.
N'
.
Name '-
,r')ramme
M.,&il in Islami$ St*"ies ;it& Spe$iali/ati'n in
2*r(an 7 Ta-seer
%. #uration !ourse wor) 1wo 0emesters
=esearch wor)<1hesis 1wo 0emesters
2. !redit 7ours !ourse /or) 2( and 1hesis %2 Q >,
>. $edium of
Instruction
8i9 Urdu 8ii9 5nglish
8iii9 Arabic
(. =esearch
wor)
iii9 1he research wor) must be distinct contribution to
)nowledge and afford evidence to originality,
shown either by the discovery of new facts or by
the e;ercise of independent critical Dudgment.
iv9 1he student will be required to observe the
guidelines regarding format, writing, referencing,
paper and other related matters as approved in
AIOU rules 6 regulations.
+. /or)shops i9 One wee) wor)shop for each > credit hrs in each
semester
ii9 1wo wee) synopsis orientation wor)shop at the
start of research wor) after the completion of
course wor).
,. !ourse /or)
!omponents
of $."hil
Islamic
0tudies with
Sr.
N'
.
C'mp'nent :ei)&ta)e
2-
0pecialiFation
in BurHan 6
1afseer
%. Assignments 2- @
2%
2. 4ace to face teaching in
shape of wor)shops
%- @
>. 4inal e;amination '- @
C. DETAIL OF COURSES
Semester
Sr.
?
C'*rse Title C'"e
Cre"it
3rs
C'mp'nents '-
$'*rse
8
st
Semester
%.
=esearch
$ethodology 6
0cholarly /riting
('>+ ->
5ach course includes
following components
%. 1wo assignments
based on distance
learning
2. One /ee)
wor)shop
>. 4inal 5;amination
2.
IDtihadG "rinciples
6 $ethods
+'&% ->
>.
Islam 6
Orientialism
+'&- ->
(.
0ource of Islamic
0ciences
('>, ->
1
n"
Semester
+.
Israeliyat 6
1afseer
('>' ->
do
,.
$ethods of
$ufassereen
('>C ->
'.
0ources of
UloomulBurHan
6 Usuli1afseer
('>& ->
C.
0tudy of 0elected
Buranic 0ubDects
('(- ->
9
r"
7 <
t&
Semester
&. 1hesis %2 do
8D. FEE STRUCTURE
1he fee structure of $."hil Islamic 0tudies with specialiFation of
Buran 6 1afseer is as under.
Sr.
?
Nat*re '- Fee Am'*nt Des$ripti'n
% Admission fee =s.%---<
1his fee will be paid with the fee
of first semester
2 =egistration fee =s.2--< Once at the time of Admission
>
1uition fee for
%2 credit hours
course.
=s.%-+,-<
A 0tudent can ta)e %2 credit hrs
in one semester
(
1hesis 4ee %2
!redits hours
=s.%C((-<
1his fee is received in two
installments
+
1hesis
5valuation 4ee
=s.(,>-<
1his fee will be paid at the time
of submission of thesis
88. 3O: TO A,,LY FOR ADMISSION
1he candidates who are interested in admission should follow
following directionsG
%. "lease read the prospectus carefully.
2. 4ill all columns of Application 4orm carefully and do not
leave any column incomplete.
>. 4i; your photo at the place provided for that purpose.
(. Attach following documents with the Application 4orm
i. Attested copy of I.# !ard
ii. Attested copy of #omicile !ertificate
iii. Attested copy of $atric 800!9 !ertificate
iv. Attested copy of Intermediate 84.A9 !ertificate
v. Attested copy of *.A #egree and result !ards
vi. Attested copy of $.A #egree and result !ards
vii. Attested copy of Al0hada AlAlmiya and result !ards
8if any9
viii. "ass 6 Valid certificate of KA1 Keneral
i;. Attested copy of any proof of Arabic <5nglish
proficiency
;. !opy of 7ifF !ertificate 8if any9
;i. !ertificate of =esearch at $.A :evel 8if any9
;ii. Any other document you li)e to attach in support of
your qualification
;iii. !opy of published research papers 8if any9
22
4or clarification about academic matters please contact on the
following addressG
Dr. Ab"*l 3amee" F&an Abbasi
(HEC Approved Supervisor for Ph.D)
!hairman<"rogramme !oordinator
#epartment of Buran 6 1afseer
Allama Iqbal Open University,
*loc) Jo.%2, =oom Jo.%-&,
0ector 7<C, Islamabad,
"hone Jo. -+%&-+''C'&2+-%,,, ->--+2%C,'(
5mailG aPhameedP)Nhotmail.com
N'te5 A"missi'n -'rm $'mplete in all respe$t m*st be sent 'n
t&e -'ll';in) a""ress5
#irectorate of *A0=
=oom O %-+%-,, "roDect #irectorate *uilding
Allama Iqbal Open University, 7C, Islamabad.
"hG -+%&-+''&(, &-+',C&
5mailG basrNaiou.edu.p)
,3.D ISLAMIC STUDIES +M.,3IL BASED0
:IT3 S,ECIALIGATION OF 2URAN 7
TAFSEER
8. AIMS 7 OB4ECTI#ES OF ,3.D ISLAMIC STUDIES
+;it& Spe$iali/ati'n 2*ran 7 Ta-seer0
1he "h.# Islamic 0tudies with 0pecialiFation of Buran 6
1afseer aimed toG
 "rovide a focused study in BurHan 6 1afseer in order to
prepare scholars in the field who have proficiency to handle
contemporary challenges in the field.
 "rovide such leaders to $uslim Ummah who have the
capability to provide guidance in different professions in the
light of BurHanic 1eachings.
 "rovide complete opportunities of professional growth and
development to scholars in the area.
1. ELI6IBILITY FOR ADMISSION
 $aster degree in Islamic studies with eighteen years of
schooling 8$0<$."hil in Islamic 0tudies9 or equivalent from
any recogniFed university in first division or !K"A >.--.
 Already passed K=5 in the subDect by J10.
 #epartmental 1est<Interview by the "h.#. Admission
!ommittee
9. ,ROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION
1he Admission in "h.#. "rogram 8with 0pecialiFation of Buran 6
1afseer9 usually advertised in autumn semester each year. 1he
admission is announced in almost all national and important
regional newspapers each year. "rospectus can be obtained from
$ain !ampus of AIOU, 7C Islamabad or from any regional
campuses. 1he applications processed by the #epartment of BurHan
6 1afseer, *loc) Jo. %2, AIOU 7C, Islamabad. All applications
will be evaluated on the basis of the *oard of Advance 0tudies 6
=esearch 8*A0=9Hs approved criteria. 0hort listed candidates will
be called for #epartmental test and interview. 1he admission will
confirmed after depositing of admission fee.
<. SC3EME OF STUDIES
Sr. Name '- ,&.D in Islami$ St*"ies +;it& Spe$iali/ati'n '-
2>
? ,r')ram 2*ran 7 Ta-seer0
%. #uration $a;imum 4ive years
2. $edium of
Instruction
8i9 Urdu 8ii9 5nglish 8iii9 Arabic
>. !ourse
/or)
%C !7 course wor)
(. =esearch
wor)
1he thesis of "h.# must be distinct contribution to
)nowledge and afford evidence to originality,
shown either by the discovery of new facts or by
the e;ercise of independent critical Dudgment.
+. /or)shop 8i9 One wee) wor)shop for each > credit hrs
course.
ii9 1wo wee) synopsis wor)shop after completion
of course wor) 6 passing comprehensive e;am.
,. 5valuation As per recent amendments in AIOU rules 6
regulations, a "h.# thesis is necessary to be sent for
evaluation to three foreign e;perts from
technological advanced countries.
'. "re =equisite
of viva voce of
"h.# Islamic
0tudies
Unconditional approval from at least two foreign
e;perts.
"ublication<Acceptance of research paper in 75!
recogniFed research Dournal.
C. !omponents
of !ourse
wor)
%. Assignments
2. 4ace to 4ace teaching in shape of wor)shop
>. 4inal 5;amination
(. !omprehensive 5;am
=. Details '- C'*rse :'rE ,&.D
Semester
Sr.
N'.
C'*rse Title
C'*rse
C'"e
Cre"it
3'*rs
8
st
Semester
%
!omparative 0tudy of 1afseer
:iterature
('>- ->
2 !ontemporary 1rends in 1afseer ,'22 ->
>
Buran 6 0cience 8A =esearch
0tudy9
('>% ->
1
n"
Semester (
Applied =esearch in Ilm1afseer
6 UloomulBuran
('>2 ->
+ $ethodologies 6 $odes of ('>> ->
$ufassereen
,
0elected 1e;ual 0tudy of Uloom
ulBuran 6 Usule1afseer
('>( ->
9
r"
7 <rt&
Semester
' 1hesis '2+
@. FEE STRUCTURE
1he fee structure of "h.# Islamic 0tudies 8with 0pecialiFation of
Buran 6 1afseer9 is as under
Sr.
?
Nat*re '- Fee Am'*nt Des$ripti'n
% Admission fee =s.2(--<
1his fee will be paid with the
fee of first semester
2 =egistration fee =s.2(--< Once at the time of Admission
> 1uition fee for >
credit 7our
!ourse
=s.,C2-<
A student can ta)e three
courses 8> credit hour course
each9 in one semester
( 0tudent I.# card =s.%--< Once
+ :ibrary =s.'--< "er 0emester
, !aution $oney =s.2---< =efundable
'
"h.#. 1hesis
5valuation 4ee
=s.>2-+-<
1his fee will be submitted at
the time of submission of "h.#
1hesis
A. 3O: TO A,,LY FOR ADMISSION
1he candidates who are interested to get admission should
follow the following directionsG
%. "lease read the prospectus carefully
2. !omplete all columns of Application form carefully and do
not leave any column incomplete.
>. "aste your photo at the place provided for that purpose.
(. Attach following documents with the Application form
i. Attested copy of I.# !ard
ii. "ass 6 Valid certificate of KA1 0ubDect 8at least ,-@
mar)s9
2(
ii. Attested copy of #omicile !ertificate
iii. Attested copy of 00! !ertificate
iv. Attested copy of Intermediate 84.A9 !ertificate
v. Attested copy of *.A #egree and =esult !ards
vi. Attested copy of $.A #egree and =esult !ards
vii. Attested copy of $."hil #egree and =esult !ards
viii. Attested copy of Al0hada AlAalmiya and result cards
i;. Attested copy of any proof of Arabic <5nglish
proficiency
;. !opy of 7ifF !ertificate 8if any9
;i. !ertificate of =esearch at $.A :evel 8if any9
;ii. Any other document you li)e to attach in support of your
qualification
;iii.!opy of published research papers 8if any9
4or clarification about academic matters please contact on the
following addressG
Dr. Ab"*l 3amee" F&an Abbasi
(HEC Approved Supervisor for Ph.D)
!hairman<"rogramme !oordinator
#epartment of Buran 6 1afseer
Allama Iqbal Open University,
*loc) Jo.%2, =oom Jo.%-&,
0ector 7C, Islamabad.
"hone Jo. -+%&-+''C'&2+-%,,
5mailG aPhameedP)Nhotmail.com
N'te5 A"missi'n -'rm $'mplete in all respe$t m*st be sent 'n
t&e -'ll';in) a""ress5
#irectorate of *A0=
=oom O %-+%-,, "roDect #irectorate *uilding
Allama Iqbal Open University, 7C, Islamabad.
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5mailG basrNaiou.edu.p)
1. DE,ARTMENT OF 3ADIT3 7 SEERA3
1his department was established to provide advance studies and
research in the field of 7adith and 0eerah."h.#. Islamic 0tudies
programme is also offered by this department. 1he department is
also coordinating #arseJiFami programme from $atric to *.A.
1he department is also offering courses of 7adith 6 0eerah
specialiFation in $.A. Islamic 0tudies. A number of valuable boo)s
related to 7adith and 0eerah have been prepared in the department.
FACULTY MEMBERS
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Name '-
T&e Fa$*lt
Member
Desi)nati'n 2*ali-i$ati'n
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"rof. #r. Ali
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!hairman
"h.# Islamic 0tudies 8"unDab9
$."hil Islamic 0tudies 8AIOU9
$.A Islamic 0tudies 8Aarachi9
$.A Arabic 8"eshawar9
::.* 8Aarachi9 Al0hahada Al
Alimiya
2
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un
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Fa
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A
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Assistant
"rofessor
$.A Islamic 0tudies 8Aarachi9
$."hil Islamic 0tudies 8AIOU9
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nu
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#r. $oeen
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in
7
as
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Assistant
"rofessor
"h.# Islamic 0tudies $."hil
Islamic 0tudies 8AIOU9
Al 0hahada alAlimiya
$.A Islamic 0tudies
(.
#r. Arif
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Assistant
"rofessor
"h.# International Islamic
University $adinaal
$unawwarah A.0.A
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$uhammad
=a
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:ecturer
$.A Islamic 0tudies 6 Arabic
*.A 87ons9 Aing 0aud
University, A.0.A, *.5d !ollege
of 5ducation A.0.A =aydah,
0hahadatulAlmia from /afaq
ul$adaris
9. DE,ARTMENT OF FI23 +ISLAMIC LA: 7
4URIS,RUDENCE0
1he department of Islamic law was established to conduct
advance research in the field of Islamic :aw and Iurisprudence.
1o achieve this goal the department is offering advance levels
graduate and post graduate programmes. 1he #epartment is
offering specialiFation of Islamic :aw in $.A. Islamic 0tudies.
1he department is processing thesis of "h.#. Islamic 0tudies
specialiFation in Islamic :aw.
FACULTY MEMBERS
Sr.
?
Name '- T&e
Fa$*lt
Member
Desi)nati'n 2*ali-i$ati'n
%
#r. 7afiF
Khulam
?ousaf
!hairman
"h.#. Islamic 0tudies8Aarachi9,
$.A Islamic 0tudies8Aarachi9
Alsahada alalimiya
2
#r. 7idayat
Ahan
:ecturer
"h.# Islamic 0tudies 8AIOU9
::.$ 0haria and :aw 8IIU9
::.* 7onors in 0haria and :aw
8IIU9
>
$r. 7amid
=aFa
:ecturer
::.$ 0haria and :aw8IIU9
$.A Islamic 0tudies8"eshawar9
::.* 7onors in 0haria 6
:aw8IIU9
<. DE,ARTMENT OF ISLAMIC T3OU63T 3ISTORY
7 CULTURE
1his department was established to provide advance studies and
research in the field of Islamic 1hought, 7istory and !ulture. 1o
achieve this goal the department is offering graduate and
postgraduate levels programmes. 1he coordination of $A.
Islamic 0tudies program as well as the $."hil Islamic 0tudies is
also placed in this department.
FACULTY MEMBERS
Sr.
?
Name '- T&e
Fa$*lt
Member
Desi)nati'n 2*ali-i$ati'n
%
#r. 7afiF
$uhammad
0aDDad
Associate
"rofessor<
!hairman
"h.#. Islamic 0tudies 8*RU9
$."hil Islamic
0tudies8AIOU9
$.A Islamic 0tudies8"unDab9
$.A, Arabic, $.5d. 8"unDab9
2 #r. $ohyuddin Assistant "h.#. Islamic 0tudies
2,
7ashimi "rofessor
$0<$."hil 8U0A9
$."hil Islamic
0tudies8AIOU9
$.A. Islamic
0tudies8"eshawar9
Al 0hahadah AlAlamiya
University Intensive 5nglish
87oward U0A9
=. DEA,ARTMENT OF ARABIC
1his department of Arabic is one of the pioneer departments of
the university. 1his department was initially part of Institute of
Arabic and Islamic 0tudies. :ater on this department started its
functions as part of the faculty of Arabic and Islamic 0tudies.
1he nature of this department is unique and some programmes of
Arabic such as A11! and *.5d Arabic are offered only in this
department. $atric to "h.# level programmes are offered in the
department.
1he #epartment of Arabic has been able to revise its courses
offered at $.A level with the help of 5;perts in different
disciplines of Arabic similarly A11!, *.5d 8Arabic9 and other
courses in the subDect are also updated accordingly.
FACULTY MEMBERS
Sr.?
Name '- T&e
Fa$*lt Member
Desi)nati'n 2*ali-i$ati'n
%.
"rof. #r. Ahalil ur
=ehman
!hairman
"h.# 8Arabic9
$.A 8Arabic9
$.A 8Islamic 0tudies
2. #r. 0hahnaF
Raheer
Assistant
"rofessor
"h.# Arabic 8"unDab
University9
$.A. Arabic JU$:
#iploma in #istance
5ducation I5!. :ondon
University 8UA9
>.
#r. Abdul $aDeed
*aghdadi
:ecturer
"h.# Arabic 8*.R.U9
$."hil Arabic, $.A Arabic,
*.5d Arabic, A11!
(.
$r. 0ami Ullah
Rubairi
:ecturer
"hd. Arabic 8!ontinue9
$."hil Islamic 0tudies
$.A Arabic 8"unDab9
$.A Islamic 0tudies 8IIU9
$.A Urdu, *.5d, A11!
LIST OF T3E ,RO6RAMMES5
(. AlH:isan AlHArabi
+. Arabic !onversation
,. Arabic 8$atric9
'. Arabic 8Inter9
C. Arabic 8*.A9
&. $.A 8Arabic9
%-. $."hil Arabic
,r'-essi'nal C'*rses5
%. Arabic 1eachers 1raining !ourse 8A11!9
2. *.5d 8Arabic9
,r')ramme in ,ipe Line5
:ughat AlHBuran
In additional to above programmes, the department has been able
to revise, update its courses particularly $.A 8Arabic9, A11!
and *.5d. 8Arabic9
M. ,3IL ARABIC ,RO6RAMME
8. AIMS AND OB4ECTI#E5
 "repare scholars of research aptitude who can analyFe the
facts in the light of research in Arabic.
 5nhance the s)ill of research and create better understanding
of Islam and contemporary challenges faced the $uslim
Ummah.
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 "rovide opportunity of learning the methods of use of basic
Islamic 0ources in Arabic for the purpose of IslamiFation of
contemporary )nowledge and laws.
 "repare scholars who have a grasp of Arabic in general and
command over the area of specialiFation in particular.
 !reate good relations with Arabs though learning<teaching of
Arabic.
 5stablish a cadre of specialists and professionals in different
fields of Arabic, who can conduct quality research in various
disciplines of Arabic. "rovide opportunities of professional
growth and development to scholars in general and in
service personnel in particular.
1. Eli)ibilit -'r A"missi'n
$.A Arabic or equivalent with minimum 2nd division can apply
for the admission in $. "hil. 7owever, preference will be given
to those candidates who have passed all degrees with first
division and Arabic as elective subDect.
 A significant weightage is given to the research these written
for $.A Arabic.
 5;pertise in Arabic language and 7ifFeBuran is also
considered e;tra qualification.
 Intermediate and above teaching e;perience in any
recogniFed college<institutions is also given due weightage
in admission criteria.
 "ublished research papers in approved research Dournals are
also considered in admission criteria.
 1he graduates of 75!Hs approved /ifaq with the degree of
Al 0hahdat Al Almia can also apply for admission but they
must have *.A from any recogniFed University 6
Intermediate and 00! from any recogniFed 0econdary and
Intermediate *oard.
 1he KA1 K5J5=A: conducted by the J.1.0 with
minimum +-@ cumulative scores will be required at the time
of admission to $. "hil <$.0 the KatKeneral is valid for a
period of two years.
 #epartment 1est 80ubDect based9 6 Interview.
9. S$&eme '- St*"ies
Sr.
N'.
Name '-
,r')ramme
M. ,&il in Arabi$
%. #uration !ourse wor) Q two semesters 8(.( !ourses
of > !.7rs each9Q2( !.7rs
=esearch 1hesisQ1wo 0emesters 2( !.7rs
2. $edium of
instruction
Arabic
>. =esearch
wor)<1hesis
%9 1he research wor) must be distinct
contribution to )nowledge and afford
evidence to originality, shown either by
the discovery of new facts or by the
e;ercise of independent critical Dudgment.
29 1he student will be required to write the
thesis in Arabic and observing the
guidelines regarding format, writing,
referencing, paper and other related
matters as approved 7ours in AIOU
rules 6 regulations.
(. /or)shops i9 One wee) wor)shop of each >credit
hours in each semesters
ii9 1wo wee)s synopsis orientation
wor)shop at the start of research wor)
after the completion of course wor).
+. !omponents S. ? C'mp'nent :ei)&t a)e
2C
of $. "hil
Arabic
%. Assignments 2-@
2. 4ace to face teaching
in shape wor)shops
%-@
>. 4inal e;amination '-@
<. Details '- C'*rse :'rE
Semester
S.
N'.
C'*rse Title C'"e
Cre"it
3'*rs
C'mp'nents '-
C'*rse
8
st
Semester
%.
"rinciples of
=esearch I
('%> ->
5ach course
includes the
following
componentsG
%.1wo assign
ments based
on distance
learning.
2. 1wo wee)s
wor)shop
>. 4inal
5;amination
2.
"rinciples of
=esearch MII
('%( ->
>.
1he Arabic
linguistics and
:iterature 6 its
0ourcesI
('%+ ->
(.
1he Arabic
linguistics and
:iterature 6 its
0ources MII
('%, ->
1
n"
Semester
%. :iterary studyI ('%' ->
As in the
%
st
0emester
2.
:iterary
studyII
('%C ->
>.
:inguistic
studiesI
('%& ->
(.
:inguistic
studiesII
('2- ->
9
r"
7 <
t&
Semester
1hesis ('-+ %2
=. Resear$& :'rE
After the successful completion of course wor), the student shall
have to do research relating to :inguistics or :iterature under
supervision of the approved supervisor at university level
possessing "h. # #egree in Arabic. 1his research shall be
completed at least within one year 8equal to two semesters9
@. Fee Str*$t*re
1he fee structure of $."hil Arabic is as underG
Sr.? Nat*re '- Fee Am'*nt Des$ripti'n
% Admission fee =s.%---<
1his fee will be paid with the
fee of first semester
2
=egistration
fee
=s.2--<
Once at the time of
Admission
>
1uition fee for
%2credit hours
course.
=s.&2,-<
A 0tudent can ta)e %2 credit
hrs in one semester
(
1hesis 4ee %2
!redit hours
=s.%C((-<
1his fee is received in two
installments
+
1hesis
5valuation 4ee
=s.('2-<
1his fee will be paid at the
time of submission of thesis
3'; t' Appl -'r A"missi'n
1he candidates who are interested in admission should follow
following directionsG
%. "lease read the prospectus carefully.
2. 4ill all columns of Application 4orm carefully and do not
leave any column incomplete.
>. 4i; your photo at the place provided for that purpose.
(. Attach following documents with the Application 4orm
i. Attested copy of I.# !ard
ii. Attested copy of #omicile !ertificate
iii. Attested copy of $atric 800!9 !ertificate
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iv. Attested copy of Intermediate 84.A9 !ertificate
v. Attested copy of *.A #egree and result !ards
vi. Attested copy of $.A #egree and result !ards
vii. Attested copy of Al0hada AlAlmiya and result
!ards 8if any9
viii. Attested copy of any proof of Arabic <5nglish
proficiency
i;. !opy of 7ifF !ertificate 8If any9
;. !ertificate of =esearch at $.A :evel 8if any9
;i. Any other document you li)e to attach in support of
your qualification
;ii. !opy of published research papers 8if any9
4or clarification about academic matters please contact on the
following addressG
C''r"inat'r M.,&il Arabi$ ,r')ramme
#r. Abdul $aDeed *aghdadi
:ecturer, #epartment of Arabic, *loc) Jo.%2,
Allama Iqbal Open University,
0ector 7C, Islamabad, "hone Jo. -+%&-+''&%, &-+'C->
5mailG baghdadidg)Ngmail.com
N'te5 A"missi'n -'rm $'mplete in all respe$t m*st be sent 'n
t&e -'ll';in) a""ress5
#irectorate of *A0=
=oom O %-+%-,, "roDect #irectorate *uilding
Allama Iqbal Open University, 7C, Islamabad.
"hG -+%&-+''&(, &-+',C&
5mailG basrNaiou.edu.p)
INFORMATION AND ADMISSION ,ROCEDURE
Fee Dep'sitin) ,r'$e"*re
1he University has introduced a new method of depositing the
fee and admission forms for the convenience of the students. 4or
ma)ing the process more consistent and effective, the university
has entered into a formal agreement with the Jational *an) of
"a)istan, *an) Alflah :td. Allied *an) :td., 7abib *an)
:imited and first /omen *an) :imited. According to this
agreement, almost all the branches of 4irst women *an)
:imited, *an) Alfalah :imited, Allied ban) :imited, 7abib
*an) :imited and authoriFed branches of Jational *an) of
"a)istan have been nominated to receive the fee of all the
courses of the university. 1he students can deposit fee through
ban) challan forms at any approved branches. 1he ban) branch
will issue the receipt of depositing the admission form and fee.
Instr*$ti'ns
%9 1he concerned ban) branches will receive the challan form
with admission form and return !opy Jo.( of the challan
form, duly stamped, to the applicant for his<her record.
29 It is the responsibility of the applicant to attach the required
documents with the admission form.
>9 1he applicant will have to pay the following service charges
to the ban) in addition to the fee deposited to the ban)s at
the campus and outside the university.
i9 Jational *an) of "a)istan =s.2+.-- per Admission
4orm<!hallan form. 8AIOU *ranch9 and other
branches =s. >+.-- per challan<per admission form.
>-
ii9 4irst /omen *an) =s.2+.-- per admission form<
challan form for all branches.
iii9 *an) Alfalah :imited =s.2+.-- per admission form<
challan form for all branches.
iv9 Allied *an) =s.2+.-- per admission form<challan form
for all branches.
v9 7abib *an) =s.>+.-- per admission form<challan form
for all branches.
6eneral In-'rmati'n
i. 1he certificates<degrees of AIOU are equivalent to any
other recogniFed *oard<University.
ii. A candidate is required to send complete admission form
alongwith attested copies of all educational and e;perience
certificates to #epartment as mentioned in the prospectus
before or on the closing date.
iii. If an applicant of postgraduate<research level programme
does not receive any information regarding admission even
after three months of submission of application, he<she
should presume himself< herself nonselected.
iv. 1he student cannot change the specialiFation at post
graduate research level during the program after once being
admitted to a specific field.
v. A course ta)en by any student cannot be changed during the
semester
vi. 1he address of a student will not be changed during the
semester. 7owever in real hardship cases change of courses
will be allowed within fifteen days after receipt of boo)s
and deposit of prescribed fee.
vii. Admission to courses for both the 0pring and Autumn
semesters are generally offered in the months of 4ebruary
and August, respectively, whereas e;aminations commenced
in Jovember and $ay respectively. 1he continuing students
are sent computeriFed admission forms. 7owever if for any
reason, the student could not get the said form, he<she may
purchase admission form from any =egional Office of the
university or download from AIOU website aiou.edu.pk.com
and send it to the university within due date.
viii. 4ee cannot be refunded once paid for admission nor can it
be adDusted for any other programme
i;. On payment of the registration fee, each student will be
issued a registration number. 1his number must be quoted
in all the future correspondence alongwith the roll number,
course8s9, code number and semester.
;. 0tudy material shall be mailed to the students at their given
address.
;i. After receipt of the study pac)age, students are usually
intimated by the part time tutors appointed for each course
for tutorial guidance, within fifteen days. If you do not get
information about tutors, you are required to send your
assignment by registered post to the concerned =egional
#irector, Assistant =egional #irector without delayS you are
also required to retain a photocopy of all your assignments.
;ii. =ules and regulations framed, amended and changed from
time to time by the authorities, bodies of the university will
be effective as deemed necessary. 1he student will have to
abide by all such rules and regulations from the date of their
implementation.
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;iii. A student who fails in continuous assessment component is
not eligible to reappear but will be allowed to reregister for
the same course at its ne;t offering semester by the
university.
;iv. It is the responsibility of the student to remain in touch with
the department regarding the selected program.
;v. A student already enrolled to a program or a specialiFation
of a program shall not be allowed to transfer or to get
admission to another program unless he<she formally
postpones it till the completion of the new program or
withdraws from the previous program.
;vi. After completion of a program successfully, a student has to
apply to the !ontroller of 5;aminations for issuance of
certificate<degree.
;vii. 1he university reserves the right to change the contents of
this prospectus without any prior notice as per university
policy.
;viii. 1he student must inform the Admission #epartment in
writing within the period of %+ days after receipt of study
material parcel, If found any wrongshor! ma!eria" #ooks
which is no! according !o !he admission form check "is! or
mis!ake in name and address. Jo request for any change
will be entertained after the stipulated period.
;i;. !hec) the boo)s and tally with the course codes mentioned
on the address label pasted on the registered pac)et. If there
is any discrepancy, write immediately to Admission
#epartment for correction< supply of requisite boo)s.
;;. Admission forms incomplete in any respect will not be
entertained and will be returned after close of semester to
the students indicating the deficiency in clear terms with
advise to request for refund of fee.
;;i. Admission form received without prescribed fee or less fee
or fee deposited after due date will not be considered.
;;ii. In case of discrepancies in the name of student< 4atherHs
name of the student or difference in name mentioned in
his<her other educational certificates, the name on the
$atric certificate of the student will be considered as
correct name. 1he 5;amination #epartment shall also issue
certificate< degree on the said name.
;;iii. In case provision of forged documents for admission, not
only the admission will be refused to the applicant but the
fee deposited by him<her will also be forfeited. 1he
university may proceed further in the matter.
RE6ULATIONS FOR REFUND OF ADMISSION FEE
A"missi'n -ee 'n$e "ep'site" b t&e $an"i"ates>st*"ents in
t&e *niversit a$$'*nt ;ill neit&er be re-*n"e" n'r
$'nverte">a"H*ste" as a matter '- ri)&t. 3';ever -ee pai" b
t&e $an"i"ates>st*"ents ;ill be settle" in t&e -'ll';in) $ases5
i9 1he candidates< students who deposit the fee for
a program and later on change their mind to apply in another
program and communicate their decision in blac) and white
to the admission section before dispatch of study material in
such cases, fee will be refunded to them after deduction of
%-@ of the total amount deposited.
ii9 1he candidates<students who discontinue the
program< courses8s9 after dispatch of boo)s, neither their
admission will be cancelled nor fee will be refunded to them.
iii9 1he candidates< students who are not allowed
admission to a program offered by the university due to less
>2
enrolment< non formation of viable group< non offering of
courses, full fee will be refunded to them.
iv9 1he candidates< students who )now that they are
ineligible for admission to a program, and even then they
deposit the fee, in such cases, the fee will be refunded after
the deduction of +@ as services charges from the total
amount.
v9 1he amount deposited by the candidates< student
in e;cess 8more than the prescribed fee9 will be refunded<
adDusted within a year.
vi9 !ases of refund of admission fee will be
processed after finaliFation< completion of admission of the
semester and only on the production of original *an)
!hallan<=eceipt Jo. > 6 (.
vii9 If candidates<students deceive the university and get
admission in two different programs, simultaneously in a
semester, admission will be cancelled in both the programs
and the fee deposited for both the programs will be forfeited.
IM,ORTANT TELE,3ONE NUMBERS
Sr. ? Name Telep&'ne N'.
%. #irector Admissions
-+%&2+--(>
4a;G -+%&2+-%,2
2. #eputy =egistrar 8$ailing9 -+%&2+-%C+
>. !ontroller of 5;amination -+%&2+--%2
(. #irector 0tudents Affairs -+%&2+-%'(

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